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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Curtains Close For Ringling Bros.’ Cruelest Show On Earth

(CIRCUSES/ANIMAL NEWS) In a major victory for circus animals everywhere, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced its “Greatest Show on Earth” will be closing for good in May. Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, attributes to the closure to declining attendance, high operating costs, shifting public tastes, […]

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State Ranked Worst For Animal Welfare 10 Years In A Row

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL LAWS) The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) just published its 11th annual report on the Best & Worst States For Animal Protection Laws in 2016. This report is considered the most authoritative of its kind, examining 15 distinct categories of animal protection laws across all 50 states. Illinois topped the list for the […]

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A Kind Gift: Tips For Compassionate Shopping

(SHOP CRUELTY-FREE/HUMANE SHOPPING) Compassion is in fashion now more than ever and shoppers are demonstrating their ethics and concern for animal welfare with their pocketbooks. Here are some great tips and surprising facts for gift-giving with heart and mindfulness. Also, find a compassionate pet store near you and click here for our complete list of […]

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Have A Certified Humane Thanksgiving

(HUMANE THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS) This Thanksgiving, if you aren’t planning to replace your turkey with a tofurky, consider getting a certified humane turkey for your holiday feast. According to Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) “Certified Humane turkeys can flap wings, move around, perch above ground at night, and eat nutritious food without antibiotics or other chemicals.” In […]

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World Vegan Month November

20 Ways To Celebrate World Vegan Month

(GO GREEN/VEGANISM) November is World Vegan Month and there is no better time to transition to a vegan diet. World Vegan Month celebrates the founding of the world’s first vegan organization. On November 1, 1944, The Vegan Society was founded in England by Donald Watson. He coined the term vegan and used it to refer […]

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Political Animals & Animal Politics: Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On Animal Issues?

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMALS & POLITICS) With Election Day right around the corner, many voters have already mailed in their ballots, while others scramble to review and decide upon the various candidates, propositions, and measures currently on the table. The Humane Society recently voiced their support for Hillary Clinton based on her robust track record on animal […]

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Making It Up To Animals: China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TESTING) In a major victory for lab animals, China has finally accepted the first non-animal testing method for cosmetics. This breakthrough can be attributed to the scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)–a non-profit institution focused on developing non-animal research methods–who have created a 3T3 Phototoxicity method that measures a chemical’s […]

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A Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Vegans want to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, too! The drink’s demand is clearly apparent given the recent petition to Starbucks asking for a dairy-free option, so I figured this would be a good time to share my own recipe for pumpkin spice syrup. This recipe packs in more pumpkin than most vegan […]

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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Is NYC Next To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses?

(CIRCUS ANIMALS/ANIMAL NEWS) New York City is one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses. The new proposal has been gaining momentum, and now even Mayor Bill de Blasio is voicing his support of the measure. Heavily backed by NYCLASS–the same animal rights group that’s worked for years to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central […]

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A new ad released by the Humane Society Legislative Fund warns that a Donald Trump presidency “would be a threat to animals everywhere.” Photo Credit: Humane Society Legislative Fund

Humane Society: “Trump Presidency Would Be A Threat To Animals Everywhere”

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL POLITICS) Eliciting the most one-sided assortment of newspaper endorsements in history, the 2016 presidential election has been a particularly polarizing one. Editors of major news publications are breaking decades-long party loyalties by endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And while some traditionally Republican-sided papers have switched teams in this election–perhaps even for the first […]

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TripAdvisor Tells Animal Attractions To Hit The Road

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TOURISM) This week, one of the world’s leading travel review and booking websites, TripAdvisor.com, announced they will discontinue sales for hundreds of attractions where travelers are able to interact with animals in captivity. This includes cruel animal attractions like elephant rides, swimming with dolphins, and petting endangered species such as tigers. The move […]

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